GTA Ville: Zynga buys into console business with NaturalMotion deal

Don Mattrick just made a smart play buying the company that owns the middleware behind GTA & Red Dead Redemption, says Matt Martin.

7 years ago

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  • Atari has been abused by a succession of shareholders, says founder

    Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has shared his thoughts on the collapse of the company and impending IP sale in a new VG247 interview, in which he said the company has been abused by a succession of shareholders more interested in growing fat off royalties than bringing it into the present with new IP.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga shutters four studios, more than 500 employees lose jobs

    Massive lay offs have hit social game studio Zynga, with AllThings D reporting that the studio is closing down its Los Angeles, New York, Austin and Dallas studios; it’ll also lay off more than 520 of its employees.

    8 years ago
  • Slide reveals Words with Friends coming to Xbox One

    A slide on the Xbox 360 dashboard seems to have revealed that Zynga’s tile-based word game, Words with Friends, is going to release on Microsoft’ next-gen console: Xbox One.

    8 years ago
  • Draw Something passes 100 million downloads

    Draw Something owner Zynga has revealed that the doodling mobile app has been downloaded over a 100 million times since it launched.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga share price rises amid New Jersey gambling debate

    Zynga’s stock has hit a six-month high, rising 11% following months of financial turmoil, lay-offs and walk-outs. The increase comes as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opened up the possibility for legally-sanctioned real money gaming.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga's 'abnormal' valuation caused unrealistic F2P expectations, says Infernum founder

    Zynga was evaluated rather highly at the start of 2012, painting a picture of free-to-play browser and mobile developers as unstoppable money-making forces. The reality is far from that image, Infernum founder Andreas Weidenhaupt has argued in a new interview. Weidenhaupt has cautioned that such lofty expectations place immeasurable pressure on F2P developers, and has […]

    8 years ago
  • Zynga downturn causes start-up evaluation to lower, say analysts

    Zynga’s volatile and rapidly declining fortunes have led companies investing in start-ups to become wary, and has resulted in new gaming start-ups being valued lower than they might have been in previous years. It’s not a problem exclusive to gaming, but people are now being more cautious in how highly they price-up new acquisitions.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga saga: first two games axed to curb losses

    Zynga’s recent financial woes have led the powers that be consider new strategies to keep losses down and to sweep loss-making areas of its portfolio under a very large rug. The first two Zynga games to be closed have been revealed.

    8 years ago
  • 'LBGT is a non-issue for our investors': EA talks equality in games

    EA has discussed the treatment of LBGT themes in games, sparked by the controversial Defense of Marriage Act in the States. The publisher – as well as Zynga – has discussed the issue at length in a new interview, stating that as far as investors are concerned, there is no need for concern or debate […]

    8 years ago
  • Polytron "politely refused" Zynga's help on mobile Fez port

    Fez developer Polytron has claimed Zynga wanted to secure a mobile port of the Xbox Live Arcade game.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga COO resigns from company

    Zynga chief operating officer John Schappert has resigned from his position with the social games publisher, according to Fortune.

    8 years ago
  • EA's Peter Moore: 'Zynga is like a runner hitting a wall'

    EA’s Peter Moore has spoken out regarding plummeting Zynga stock, stating that the company is running a marathon, but has ‘hit a wall’.

    8 years ago
  • Zynga wants to be "a lot like Xbox Live"

    CEO Mark Pincus has said Zynga intends its web portal to be the Xbox Live of social games.

    9 years ago
  • Zynga stock surges, plunges, surges, regulates in turbulent first day

    The trepidation of stock analysts about Zynga’s future (many had said it wasn’t worth the asking price) was proven wrong early this morning as Zynga’s first day on the market started well, climbing 10% to $11 per share. Then it was proven right as the stock tumbled, then it surged again. So where do they […]

    9 years ago
  • Angry Birds creator declined $2.3 billion bid by Zynga

    Angry Birds developer Rovio turned down a $2.25 billion takeover bid from social games developer Zynga earlier this year, according to a report published in The New York Times.

    9 years ago
  • Next Zynga game is an MMORPG

    The undisputed leader in social gaming held a big conference today to announce ten new titles. But one game, Castleville, is getting more attention than all the rest.

    9 years ago
  • Zynga aims for $1 billion in IPO

    One day your entire life will be part of some elaborate Zynga-fueled social game. The casual game developer announced today it was seeking a hefty $1 billion in its initial public offering.

    10 years ago
  • Zynga to file for IPO Thursday

    A source familiar with Zynga’s operation told the Reuters news service that Zynga will be filing for an initial public offering on Thusday.

    10 years ago
  • Saturday Shorts: Kain, SR3, LBP2, Zelda timeline, Vaz

    Loads of stuff out of Japan today, and loads of stuff regarding Sony as well. However, there was more stuff. Get that stuff in short-form after the break, and stuff.

    10 years ago

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